A Healthy you in the New Year
The New Year brings with it resolutions. What is yours...to eat healthier or exercise more? Statistics show that within a couple of weeks we go back on our resolutions and back to life as usual. Don't let that happen to you this year, this year you will stick with your resolutions.
The difference this year will be in the way you look at your resolution and how you act on it. If your resolution is to exercise more, schedule the workout into your day. Start with two days a week and increase it once these days are part of your routine. If your plan is to eat healthier, choose one thing, for example water. Make the change, make it part of who you are then expand to something else. The object is to make it easy for you so that the healthy lifestyle becomes part of you.
Why should we choose water?
Water is one of the most important elements that our body needs. Without water nothing lives! But most people do not drink enough. We need at the minimum of 60 oz of water per day to replenish what was lost during normal metabolism, to clean out build up toxins while the body does it's house cleaning, to restore normal sleep rhythms, to reduce fatigue, and to reduce the effects of aging. If you drink caffeinated beverages or alcohol you need to add a few more cups of water to your routine because they are diuretics. Once you are drinking enough water, go onto something else like increasing your vegetables by drinking one green smoothie a day. This will also help to keep you hydrated.
Make your resolution a goal that is achievable. If you try to change everything at once, you will fail and this year failure is not an option!